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‘Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates’ discussion at Randell

December 5, 2018
Pine Island Eagle

Jonathan Bloch, Ph.D., curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Florida Museum, University of Florida, is the next speaker in the Randell Research Center's One World Lecture Series. The lecture, "Extinction of the Dinosaurs, Global Warming and the Origin of Primates," will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m., in the classroom of the Calusa Heritage Trail at 13810 Waterfront Drive and is free to the public with registration required by calling 239-283-2062.

Bloch studies fossil vertebrates from the Cenozoic period with an emphasis on addressing questions surrounding the first appearance and early evolution of the modern orders of mammals, including primates. His field-based research in Panama and Florida emphasizes the Miocene, in Wyoming, Montana and Colombia, the Paleocene and the Eocene. He is author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles, is on the editorial board for the Journal of Mammalian Evolution and also teaches and advises students in the biology, geology, and anthropology departments.

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Jonathan Bloch, Ph.D., curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum

 
 

 

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